Professional Movers Vs. Moving Truck Rentals

Moving Truck Rentals

There are many reasons individuals choose to rent a moving truck instead of hiring professional movers. However, it’s important to remember that every relocation is unique and requires a different level of care. To help you make the best decision when researching options for your next move, here are a few factors to consider:

Calculate the Cost

Although a moving truck rental may seem more economical than professional movers, it may not be the most cost-effective option. In addition to the price of the rental, consider recurring expenses for gas, tolls, lodging, meals, emergencies, and so on. Missing work to drive the rental truck also contributes to the total cost of a self-move. 

Self-moves are Best for Short Distances

If you're only moving a short distance – for instance, across the street or to a different part of town – a moving truck rental probably makes more sense than professional movers. However, we always recommend hiring experienced movers when relocating across the country or to a different state. 

Obtain Assistance from Family and Friends

Moving is a lot of work. Before the big day, reach out to family and friends to help you load and unload the moving truck, especially when moving heavy furniture, fragile items, and large appliances.

The Pros of Professional Movers

Professional movers are trained and experienced individuals who have your best interests at heart. When deciding whether to rent a moving truck orhire pro movers, keep these considerations in mind:

Experience You Can Trust

Working with professional movers puts the power back in your hands. Experienced pro movers know the ins and outs of moving and are there to help lend a helping hand wherever you need them. 

Movers are trained professionals who have handled the packing, loading, and unpacking stages of a move dozens of times before. They can handle the heavy lifting, allowing you to avoid the unnecessary stress of planning and executing an entire relocation on your own.

Calculating the Cost

While hiring professional movers may have more upfront costs than renting a truck, the pros far outweigh the cons. The price you pay includes more than just the moving services you need help with. Pro movers provide invaluable assistance with the logistical side of moving, helping you save time and money in the long run. 

Packing and Handling

Pro movers will handle every aspect of your move with confidence. They know how to pack securely, transport safely, and unload efficiently – and they can even help haul away any debris at the end of the move. Just need help with loading and unloading? No problem. When you work with professional packers and movers from North American Van Lines, you can pick and choose whichever services best suit you.

Time and Injuries

Anything can happen on moving day. Boxes get dropped, fragile items are exposed, and heavy items are carried in precarious positions, placing volunteer movers (and yourself) at undue risk. Pro movers help individuals move for a living – they know how to get the hard work done quickly, efficiently and safely. 

Peace of Mind

If something breaks during your move, the responsibility is yours alone. However, when you hire professional packers and movers, you enjoy the peace of mind of knowing professional moving services include damage and loss protection and reparation.

Contact Us for a Free Quote

Ready to start packing? You’ve come to the right place. 

Our team of professional packers and movers is ready to help turn your move into a worry-free experience. Whether you're moving across the street or across the country, North America is here to help. 

Contact us today for a free estimate.